A few years ago, when I was looking around the University of Lincoln for my MA course, the guide, a 2nd year undergraduate, said he hadn’t known Isaac Newton was from Lincolnshire until he’d come to the University. I think he was from Nottinghamshire. Sir Isaac isn’t our only famous scientist however.
Some progress has been made since last week. Although I haven’t been writing much.
The dissertation supervisor now likes my villain, and the hints of a darker undertone, but is still holding out on Lucie. He said he knows I think I’m writing a stereotype but people won’t realise she’s autistic unless I do. I think we’re at stalemate on that front.
The other thing he mentioned was the landscape, it still isn’t ‘solid’ enough, and he suggested adding the texture in the passage about Lucie taking a night walk around Lincoln. I need to get back to Lincoln and walk around a bit making notes, I think.
I also need to re-write the essay for the third time. It has to be objective, I need to take the ‘I’ out of it. This could be interesting.
In other Rosie news:
I’ve submitted Hidden Fire to Inspired Quill, an independent, traditional publisher. Inspired Quill was recommended to me last September by one of their authors, at a Book Connectors meet-up.
I have book post! So much book post, because I treat myself to a stack of books once the money the county council owed me arrived. Plus, a book from Authoright, which I will be reviewing for them at some point later in the month. After I make my way through my pile of lovely books. Some of them are actually doing double duty as research for my dissertation, but still. Books! I don’t often get to buy new books, so I’m very happy.
Saturday 16th June marks the first anniversary of the publication of Hidden Fire: I will be at The Crafty Collective Open Day/Craft Fair selling copies of my books. If you’re in North East Lincolnshire, or nearby, come and support a local craft club. We have a raffle! I have donated gift packs of books and bookmarks to the raffle, and some peg bags that I made, to the club’s table. I’ll have a few of my dragons with me.
And now i have to go and collect up all the bits that have blown out of my plastics bin. It’s recycling box day; the box is rather full, and the wind is rather high.
I’m spending the day around a craft fair in Cleethorpes, and today we have a few authors here, including the organiser’s dad.
I made an effort to present everything thing. Here are a few of our local authors.
Elise Haydon, Romance Writer, and Ruth, a representative of Hammond House.
Joy Wood, contemporary fiction http://Joywoodauthor.wordpress.com
Michael Edwards caritas48.Wix.com/httpmavedwards
Josie Moon, Poet. Josiemoon.co.uk
A. E. Murphy, contemporary romance http://www.facebook.com/a.e.murphy.author
Sarah Smith, children’s author, represented today by her husband who has developed an augmented reality app for her book. Sarahsmithdesigner.com
Michelle Connor and her dad Keith Suddrey, illustrator and poet. Michelleconnorauthor.co.uk
Joy and Lynnette Creswell, fantasy and contemporary romance twitter: @Creswelllyn
And other things I’ve been up to in the book department.
August is here and with it the sound of screaming kids playing in the streets, barbecues and my long-awaited holiday. This first I’ve ever been on alone, my first abroad and the first time I’ve done all the booking online – just the online check-in to do. I haven’t had a holiday in fifteen years. We’re off to Paris for three nights to celebrate my friend’s birthday. I’m very excited, two weeks from now I’ll be flying (again, first time in twenty-seven years) from Leeds-Bradford to Charles de Gaulle. It’s a big adventure for me.
I went to the library this morning to collect a DVD I’d ordered. While I was there I ordered another DVD, series 4 of The Walking Dead.Continue reading “Library theft”
Good afternoon lovely readers, how are you? Enjoying the summer? As you might have guessed I’m in rather a jaunty mood. I had a good weekend and today
Continue reading “Job hunting; Or, I think I’ve finally found the guts to go freelance, and other things I’ve been up to lately”